Yesterday was spent just hanging with my 5 yr old. I am often so flat these days that it just feels like the best thing to do is to stay home and find stuff to do here. She seems to enjoy it, but I worry about when she’s older, will I have kicked this problem by … Continue reading Thyroid is the word…
This week the hairdresser noticed how much thinner my hair is and showed me around the back where it's breaking away at the ends. I've been noticing it for a while now but it seems really easy to ignore things you hope will improve and not notice how long its been going on. Like my neighbour, … Continue reading Taking note of hair loss (& everything!)
The doctor has diagnosed me as hypothyroid again. I've been noticing all the symptoms individually and I'm not going to beat myself up but they're damn obvious! So I'm writing them below to remind myself and then in the future I hope I realise it sooner because the doc has upped my T3 and hopefully that will … Continue reading Ok so it’s clear now
It's not been an easy week, for some reason. I've needed long naps a couple of times ( yes I know, after mentioning I didn't need them anymore). Sometimes it's hard to work out where to place the blame. The 5 year old still comes in most nights and interrupts my sleep, sometimes she sleeps well … Continue reading Reminders
I haven't posted in 3 months and that's a shame because now I can't easily look back and recognise what's been going on. The doctor upped one of my medications back at the end of January and suggested an appointment for June, giving me the impression it was all going to get better. I now … Continue reading Is it ok?
It's a little bit funny...all these feelings inside... Ok so I've borrowed that from the start of an Elton John song. I've woken up early this morning (5:37am) dead tired, sore neck still - it's been almost 3 months now - and wondered to myself where to from here? Just over 2 years ago, I got … Continue reading This is a big, fat drag!
What is it about the New Year that gets you looking into new paths and options? The promise of a simple date change bringing new possibilities, fresh pathways and better results? I woke this morning with a really sore neck. It's been like this for about a month now I think. I've been ignoring it, assuming … Continue reading The Google Cycle
So I visited the new doctor (because the other was banned from prescribing Thyroid medication - see previous post) and he analysed my blood results as being 'overcooked'. Thyroxin has been reduced by a three-quarters and Eutroxsig reduced to half. So I now take 2 halves of a tablet each day and have had to buy … Continue reading Overcooked
I've received an email this morning, following a call last week, from my current doctor who has been helping me with my recovery. A short excerpt... Due to two reports from other doctors about my prescribing of thyroid hormones, AHPRA has now placed further restrictions on my practice and since last Friday, 18th November, I … Continue reading No more thyroid medication?
The introduction of Levothyroxine to my system, known as Eutroxsig here in Australia has made the biggest change to my health. I no longer feel as tired when I wake, my energy levels throughout the day are better. My mind feels sharper and the pain in both my hip and shoulder has lessened on most … Continue reading Ambition